I'm not usually on this board (H and I are childless by choice) but I'm hoping you wise women can share some advice.
My sister is married with two children (girl, 5; boy 3) and one on the way (due date 9/11 - she's close). H and I are going to spend this coming weekend with them (we live in NorCal, they're down in SoCal, so we drive down occasionally/rarely and we'd rather go now than for the Bris as it'll be crazy with relatives/friends/random neighbors then anyway). She's fine with our being there as she knows our goal is to help her in whatever way she needs.
We don't like coming empty-handed, and so we need any advice or input on gifts for her son (3yo) and her husband. We'd like to stay within a decent budget (not cheap-o but not I Just Won The Lottery, either).
We are getting the daughter (5yo) a ladybug backpack (if we can find one - apparently Toys R Us only has them online. Any tips? If I order it online, how fast will it be delivered?) with a couple of easy to read books (again, any tips?), and I got my sister a bunch of products at Lush (bath bomb, lotions, etc).
Any other ideas? Inputs? I'd appreciate any thoughts you have to share.